Seersucker & Sazeracs at the Southern
    Dates: May 20, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Price: $75
    Location: Southern Hotel
    Address: 428 E. Boston St., Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (985) 892-8650

On Saturday, May 20, the St. Tammany Art Association combines two classic icons of southern living in “Seersucker & Sazeracs,” presented by New Orleans’ signature drink and America’s first cocktail, the Sazerac, and by Avanti Senior Living. The fundraising event benefits the arts center’s art education programming and exhibitions.

Mix, mingle and enjoy another southern icon, the beautifully restored, historic Southern Hotel at 428 E. Boston Street in charming downtown Covington, Louisiana. Fully restored to its 1907 glory, the Southern is a key figure in supporting public art in Covington. From dozens of original artworks by regional artists and rich murals depicting local Covington, to the award-winning Oxlot 9 Restaurant—not to mention sumptuous rooms and elegant spaces—the Southern is a natural fit as STAA’s partner in bringing you Seersucker & Sazeracs.

Guests will enjoy lively music by the Ben Redwine Trio and stellar cuisine by Del Porto Ristorante, Oxlot 9, Gallager’s Grill, Pardo’s American Bistro, English Tea Room & Eatery and The Dakota. Special guest Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will be in attendance to speak on the significance of the arts to Louisiana’s culture, and other local official may be in attendance. A popular feature of the event is an art auction, with works for bid by Carol Hallock, Robert Santopadre, Gretchen Armbruster, Cynthia Webb, John Marc Anderson, Paul Gruer and more.

The event will be held from 7pm to 10pm on May 20, 2017. Single tickets are $75. Advance tickets are available at Tickets will be sold at the door if available; however, the event is expected to sell out. Follow the organization on Facebook for ticketing updates. 

The community- and member-supported arts organization, located at 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington, presents the fundraising event in the height of spring, just before its summer art and theater camps for children; proceeds of the event will support such educational programming.

Upcoming exhibitions at the STAA Art House includes new works by STAA members in the Severson and Williamson Galleries, the 52nd Annual  National Juried Artists’ Exhibition: The Summer Show, July 8 – August 19; An Intimate Look: Peg Usner, September 9-30; Fall for Art, October 14; Exhibition of Works from the Vaults of New Orleans Museum of Art, October 14-December 2; and artwork by John Valentino, December 9-January 22, 2018.

Since 1958, the St. Tammany Art Association has been at the center of cultural activities in Covington, presenting art exhibitions and educational opportunities for ages 6 and up. STAA partners with the City of Covington and area businesses to present the Covington Art Market six times per year and Spring for Art and Fall for Art street festivals. The facility also serves as a venue for member artists to sell their work.

With an estimated economic impact of over half a million dollars per year for Greater Covington, in addition to being a host space for the St. Tammany Photographic Society, literary and civic groups, and more, being a member of the St. Tammany Art Association means supporting the arts as a whole in St. Tammany Parish. And, as a 501(C)3 organization, donations are tax deductible.

To join the St. Tammany Art Association, visit, and for more information about Seersucker and Sazeracs, please call (985) 892-8650 or email

Seersucker & Sazeracs at the Southern